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  • 2018 Regional 4-H Project Day

    Project Day is a one-day event where 4-H'ers from all counties in our region come together for a day full of creating, building and learning about project areas that interest your child.
  • Proposed change to Definition of “Quorum” for Winona County 4-H Federation

    After reviewing the current Winona County 4-H Federation Constitution/Bylaws, an error was noted in the definition of a quorum. A quorum is the number of individuals needed at a Federation meeting to conduct official business. This newsletter article provides notice that new language for a quorum will be discussed at the January 8, 2018 Winona County 4-H Federation meeting and unless ten or more people object to this change on or before 4:00 p.m. on January 10, 2018, the change will become effective at the February 2018 meeting.
  • January 8, 2018 Federation Meeting

    The Winona County 4-H Federation will meet on Monday, January 8th at 7 p.m. at the Lewiston Altura Elementary School Media Center. All are welcome to attend! Theme is Red and Green!
  • SE Invitational Project Bowl

    If you have entered a team in the regional 4-H Project Bowl contests, here’s a chance for you to practice and learn about 4-H Project Bowls. The SE Invitational Project Bowl will be held Saturday, February 17 in Byron.
  • COUNTY 4-H’ER HONORED BY KIWANIS SUNRISERS OF WINONA

    Sydney Kurth was recognized as the Kiwanis Sunrisers of Winona 4-H Youth Representative for the month of November. Sydney is the daughter of Lyman and Holly Kurth. She is a member of the Silo Happy Hustlers 4-H Club and a junior at Lewiston Altura High School.

  • Apply to be a 2018 Regional Camp Counselor

    If you are in 9th grade or above and would like to have an opportunity to utilize your leadership skills this summer, make friends and work with youth...then we need you as a camp counselor!
  • 2018 4-H Regional Summer Camp

    For Youth from Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Olmsted, Wabasha & Winona Counties Campers will spend three days and two nights at camp enjoying swimming, hiking, nature activities, games, the arts, music, crafts, educational programs, great food, cabin life, reflective campfires and more!
  • Find college scholarships for engineering careers

    High school students pursuing engineering as a post-secondary option – check out this giant list of scholarships, curated by the American Society for Engineering Education.

  • Message from Dorothy: Giving to grow leaders

    Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman shares a story about 12 year old Mela. Because of generous 4-H volunteers, Mela has grown into a confident leader.
  • Participate in 2018 project bowls!

    2018 project bowl information is now available! Form a team and participate in one of the four regional Minnesota 4-H Project Bowls across the state. Check out the website for rules, resources and more to get your team started!
  • Club and project leaders -- know and connect with new members!

    Connecting with new 4-H families is an important part of enrollment. Club and project leaders are reminded that they can use 4HOnline to obtain updated member lists and contact information. User guides and video tutorials are available.
  • Save the date for the 2018 Southwest Animal Science Challenge!

    The 2018 Southwest Animal Science Challenge will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, in Wabasso, Minnesota. This event will include horse and livestock project bowl competitions, hands-on skill-a-thon stations, and workshops on a variety of topics. 4-H'ers can attend as a project bowl team, or as an individual.
  • Plan to attend the 2018 Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) trip to Washington DC!

    Minnesota 4-H youth in grades 9-13 are invited to strengthen their communication, leadership, and citizenship skills at a national level by attending Citizenship Washington Focus in Washington D.C. from June 23-30, 2018. Registration will open Feb. 1, and close when all spaces have been filled, or by Feb. 28, whichever comes first.
  • Order from the Clovermart Winter Sale!

    The 2017-18 Clovermart winter sale is still open! We are accepting orders until Jan. 5. Clovermart is the place to find all of your Minnesota 4-H apparel and merchandise for everyone in the family.
  • Register now for the BLU leadership workshops!

    Register now for the BLU leadership workshops for youth in 6th grade on up! Five BLUs will be held at locations across the state – registration deadlines vary by location. This is a great opportunity to gain leadership skills and meet other youth from the area!
  • Free "How-To" GATEway Science Fair Workshop

    Would you like to learn how to do a science fair project? Come to a free workshop that will show you how. Find out what makes a good science fair project, based on the scientific method of inquiry. Scientists will work with you in small groups to conduct and gather data for two experiments.
  • COUNTY 4-H’ER HONORED BY KIWANIS SUNRISERS OF WINONA

    Paige Denzer was recognized as the Kiwanis Sunrisers of Winona 4-H Youth Representative for the month of October. Paige is a junior at Lewiston-Altura High School and the daughter of Becky Thesing. She is a member of the Silo Happy Hustlers 4-H Club and has served as the club secretary

  • Message from Dorothy: Volunteering is a gift we give ourselves

    During a month we often spend expressing gratitude for good things in our lives, associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman encourages adults to add the gift of volunteering to your list.

  • Plan ahead for Citizenship Washington Focus 2018!

    Minnesota 4-H youth in grades 9-13 are invited to strengthen their communication, leadership, and citizenship skills at a national level by attending Citizenship Washington Focus in Washington D.C. from June 23-30, 2018. Pre-application materials will be available online Jan. 10, 2018.
  • Sign up for the BLU regional youth leadership workshops!

    Register for a regional youth leadership workshop for youth in grades 6-12 at one of five locations across the state. Activities are planned and facilitated by the Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors!
  • Clovermart winter sale now open!

    Did you miss your favorite Minnesota 4-H styles at the state fair? Are you thinking of holiday gifts for 4-H loving people in your life? Good news - Minnesota 4-H Clovermart is open for a winter sale through Dec. 14.
  • It’s time to re-enroll

    Re-enrollment for 4-H members and adult volunteers is open. The volunteer re-enrollment period is Sept. 16 - Oct. 31. And remember, starting this fall, 4-H volunteer enrollment will last for three years.
  • Consider applying for an AMC 4-H Community Leadership Award

    The Extension Committee of the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) will select two 4-H club projects that will each receive awards of $500 in recognition for their contributions and service to their communities. The application deadline is Jan. 22.
  • COUNTY 4-H’ER HONORED BY KIWANIS SUNRISERS OF WINONA

    Ben Maynard was recognized as the Kiwanis Sunrisers of Winona 4-H Youth Representative for the month of September. Ben is a senior at Rushford-Peterson High School and the son of Scott and Kristie Maynard of Winona. He is a member of the Pleasant Busy Bees 4-H Club and has served as the club president for the past two year.

  • Join a Project Development Committee!

    Consider joining a Project Development Committee(PDC)! Are you interested helping in a livestock or general project area?
  • Message from Dorothy: Let’s celebrate the impact of 4-H

    Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman invites you to celebrate your 4-H story during National 4-H Week, Oct. 1 - 7, 2017.
  • Learn about the Science of Agriculture Challenge with this new video!

    The newest in the Discover Minnesota 4-H video series is ready just in time to start recruiting participants for the Minnesota 4-H Science of Agriculture Challenge.
  • 2017-2018 4-H Year Enrollment/Re-enrollment Begins September 16!

    ACT TODAY! Enroll for the 2017-2018 4-H year. Not only is active enrollment required for all youth (and adult volunteers) participating in county, regional or state 4-H events, active enrollment ensures that you'll get the latest and correct information from 4-H staff.
  • 4-H Records

    Project records for the 2016-2017 4-H year are due to the Winona County Extension office Monday, September 18th by 4:30 p.m.
  • COUNTY 4-H’ER HONORED BY KIWANIS SUNRISERS OF WINONA

    Jacob Sovell was recognized as the Kiwanis Sunrisers of Winona 4-H Youth Representative for the month of August. Jacob is a senior at Lewiston-Altura High School and the son of Nicholas and Catalina Sovell of Utica. He is a member of the Echo Ridge Pioneers 4-H Club.

  • COUNTY 4-H’ER HONORED BY KIWANIS SUNRISERS OF WINONA

    Cooper Hancock was recognized as the Kiwanis Sunrisers of Winona 4-H Youth Representative for the month of July. Cooper is a sophomore at Winona Senior High School and the son of Kim and Corey Hancock of Rollingstone. He is a member of the Winona River City 4-H Club and is currently serving as the Vice President.

  • COUNTY 4-H'ER HONORED BY KIWANIS SUNRISERS OF WINONA

    Jacob Hornberg was recognized as the Kiwanis Sunrisers of Winona 4-H Youth Representative for the month of June. Jacob is attending Northeast Iowa Community College and is the son of Ron and Renee Hornberg.
  • Congratulations to the 2017-18 Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador team

    Through citizenship education and leadership activities, the Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors contribute meaningfully to 4-H and to their communities. Welcome the 2017-18 Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador team.

  • Discover Minnesota 4-H!

    Check out the new Discover Minnesota 4-H video series on YouTube! This collection of short videos is designed to help new 4-H families better understand our program, and to recruit new members!
  • Congratulations scholarship recipients!

    The Minnesota 4-H Foundation is pleased to announce 2017 scholarship recipients. Find out which youth and alumni from across Minnesota received this special honor.
  • 4-H Cloverbud Day Camps

    Come share a fun filled day of crafts, activities and learning about 4-H!
  • New support for the 2017 Engineering Design Challenge: Rube Goldberg

    New curriculum is available online now to help volunteers guide teams through understanding and building Rube Goldberg contraptions for the Engineering Design Challenge.
  • Winona County FairEntry Registration Opens May 1, 2017

    Fair season is approaching! Families are to register their 4-H projects online through the FairEntry website! Fair registration opens at 12:01 a.m., May 1 and closes at 11:59 p.m., June 1.
  • 4-H Dog Project rally materials have been revised

    Make sure you are using the updated materials!
  • 2017 Animal Science Multi-species Project ID Information-May15 Deadline

    All Winona County 4-H members who intend to ID their breeding beef, dairy, dairy & market goats, lamas, poultry, rabbits, sheep and swine for this current fair year, MUST complete the ID process in 4HOnline by 11:59 p.m., May 15, 2017.
  • 2017 Animal Science Horse Project ID Information--May 15 Deadline

    All Winona County 4-H members who intend to ID their project horse for this current year, MUST complete the ID process in 4HOnline by 11:59 p.m., May 15, 2017.
  • 2017 Animal Science Dog Project ID Information--May 15 Deadline

    All Winona County 4-H members who intend to ID their project dog for this current year, MUST complete the ID process in 4HOnline by 11:59 p.m., May 15, 2017.
  • 2017 Food Revue

    This year's Food Revue will be held on Saturday, March 25, at the Lewiston-Altura Elementary School cafeteria. The event will start at 9 a.m. and go until Noon. Set-up may start at 8:30 a.m.
  • February Federation & PDC Meeting

    Everyone welcome to the PDC & Federation meeting!
  • Local 4-H'er To Attend Presidential Inauguration

    Congratulations to Rachael Nunemacher for qualifying to attend the Presidential Inauguration!
  • 4-H Enrollment / Re-enrollment

    Get enrolled today in order to receive information on your project area!
  • Animal ID's for Beef and Dairy Steers - Feb. 15, 2017

    DEADLINE NOTICE: All ID's for Beef and Dairy Steers need to be entered on 4-H Online by 2-15-2017
  • Beef & Dairy Steer Weigh-In's

    IMPORTANT DATE: Beef & Dairy Steer weigh-in's are February 4, 2017
  • Ninth Annual 4-H T-Shirt Design Event

    Have you ever wanted to design a t-shirt for many to wear? The time is now to create your design for the Winona County Fair 4-H t-shirts.
  • January 2017 Federation Meeting

    Monday, January 9th at 7 p.m.
  • Sign-Up for a County 4-H Committee

    It is committee sign-up time and in order to get some programs off and running early in the year, we need to have the committee sign up now!
  • Archery Discipline/Shooting Sports Wildlife Project

    Tuesday, January 10th at 6 p.m. DKR Hunting Supplies (21870 Bow Hunter Road, Winona)
  • Outstanding Record Winners

    Congratulations to the following 4-H'ers in recognition of their Outstanding Record Award for their project record completed during this past 4-H year:

  • Sign-Up for a County 4-H Committee

    It is committee sign-up time and in order to get some programs off and running early in the year, we need to have the committee sign up now!
  • Treasurer Book and Training

    The treasurer materials are available on the Minnesota 4-H Website!
  • Winona County 4-H Events Calendar.

    4-H events & other happenings information now available in calendar view at the touch of a button!
  • Winona County 4-H Project Records

    Winona County 4-H Project Records for each project area is available. It is best to start your project records as soon as you decide what projects you will be exploring this year. Record keeping includes you determining what you hope to learn from the project throughout the year and is a tool to keep you on track for accomplishing those goals. At the end of the 4-H year you have all the information you need to share during judging events, college applications, and able to assess your growth and learning. Make sure you take pictures throughout the year to include in your records as documentation and memory book. This is a skill and routine that will assist you throughout your life both professionally and personally.
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